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  • The David Lewis Centre
    Mill Lane
    Alderley Edge
    SK9 7UD
  • Head: Angie Fisher
  • T 01565 640000
  • W
  • A state special school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 25 with severe epilepsy, autism, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, sensory and physical disabilities, and challenging behaviour.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Cheshire East
  • Pupils: 67
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Fees: Local Authority Funding
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Classes have an informal atmosphere but in fact provide intensive tuition. The curriculum and teaching are bespoke to each pupil. Some students may not be able to leave their room, so learning comes to them. This is not the sort of educational establishment where examination results are the be all and end all, but there is still a clearly defined and coherent approach to assessment and accreditation. Sport is a particular strength with options including…

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Since 2014, Angie Fisher. Joined as a curriculum coordinator in 2011, and was later promoted to assistant principal. Has responsibility for curriculum, day provision in school and residential provision. She comes from a commercial background and worked for many years in travel agencies with responsibility for training young recruits to the industry. She moved on to work for a training provider offering specialist support for young people in mainstream secondary schools who were in danger of exclusion because of social and behavioural difficulties.

Good humoured, enthusiastic and totally unflappable, Fisher sees raising and maintaining staff morale as the best way to improve standards and make David Lewis a vibrant community.

Despite the small numbers at the David Lewis Centre, Fisher sees no threat of closure for the school...

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